Governor Amason Kingi has been removed as the Kilifi ODM chairperson over disloyalty and replaced with Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire.
The decision was made by ODM leader Raila Odinga with Governor Kingi, who has been pushing for the formation of a coalition by five Coast-based parties, accused of disloyalty to the Orange party.
Reports indicate that Governor Kingi vowed to back a new coalition dubbed the Coast Integrated Development Initiative which comprises of fives parties, that has put him at loggerheads with ODM officials in the region including Governor Hassan Joho.
File Image of Governors Hassan Joho and Amason Kingi.
A section of ODM officials from Kilifi led by Mr. Justine Baya, vowed to work with Governor Kingi to rejuvenate the Orange party ahead of next year's election.
“We don’t want the party to be dormant because of poor leadership. That’s why we’ve resolved to form an interim committee to oversee the party’s affairs,” Mr Baya stated.
Reports also indicate that two political parties with roots from the Coast have been registered in the past week, Pamoja Alliance (PAA) and Kenya Democracy for Change (KDC), that were given provisional certificates on July 30.
PAA is reportedly linked to Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.